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France in the heart of the Indian Ocean

The intense island

Reunion Island is in the Mascarene Islands, in the south-west of the Indian Ocean and is a land of mixed cultures that is both spectacular and bewitching.

Reunion Island is an exotic, grandiose, vibrant, relaxing and protected land, with majestic landscapes, an authentic culture, unique approach to living together as one and flavoursome local cuisine. Reunion Island is a one-of-a-kind island: you can go to encounter humpback wales, relax and unwind at the heart of a UNESCO world heritage site, feel enchanted by the sheer power of the volcano and discover Creole culture and the benefits of a place where everyone lives together in harmony.

On Reunion Island, the elements come together: water, earth, fire and air, inviting the traveller to take part in a unique adventure at the heart of the Indian Ocean.

Access conditions

Four airlines fly to Reunion Island

Reunion Island is an overseas department of France that can be easily accessed via a direct flight from mainland France. Situated in the Indian Ocean, the island combines Creole traditions and the French “art de vivre”.

La Réunion Roland Garros Airport

La Réunion Roland Garros Airport was the first French Overseas airport and the fourth French airport to obtain the Airport Health Accreditation, after Paris Charles-de-Gaulle, Orly and Nice-Côte d’Azur. This rigorous accreditation was issued to the airport on 27th January by the Airports Council International (ACI). This high-level international accreditation recognises the excellence of health measures implemented in an airport to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic and to ensure the health security of passengers and staff.

Discover the airports of Reunion Island

passenger traffic

The state of public health emergency has been redeclared on Reunion Island until 31 March 2022. 

Travel to Reunion Island

From mainland France to Reunion:

  • Starting Tuesday 28 December 2021, all travellers arriving to Reunion from mainland France or from a foreign country must show proof of a negative RT-PCR or antigen test taken within 24 hours of departureboarding, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Only fully vaccinated passengers are exempt from the requirement to have an essential reason for travel.
  • Non-vaccinated or partially vaccinated persons cannot travel without proof of an essential reason. Consult the list of essential reasons for travel.

From Reunion to mainland France:

  • All passengers must present a negative viral test before boarding.
  • The test must be taken within 48 hours of boarding for all passengers.
  • Only fully vaccinated passengers are exempt from the requirement to have an essential reason for travel.
  • Non-vaccinated or partially vaccinated persons cannot travel without proof of an essential reason. Consult the list of essential reasons for travel.

Passengers whose final destination is Reunion must also present the contact-tracing form.
The same applies to children over the age of 12 years and 2 months, if accompanied by an adult.

Consult the ARS Reunion website for all the entry procedures for travelers to and from Reunion (RT-PCR or antigen test, vaccination schedule, essential reasons, contact-tracing form, etc.)

All useful links

For more information:

Already in Reunion? Consult the Covid-19 information for Reunion Island.

Health and safety measures in place on Reunion Island

The Prefect of Reunion Island, in coordination with the Regional Health Authority, elected officials, and local authorities, has decided to enact protective measures to combat Covid-19. The 9 p.m. curfew is extended until February 7, 2022, these include the absolute necessity to continue social distancing, compulsory mask wearing, the extension of the health pass, the prohibition of picnics and camping, and the closing of night clubs, etc.

A passenger arriving from an “orange” country in Réunion (Ex. South Africa)

Passengers entering or transiting through Reunion must have a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR TEST taken at most 72hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Or a negative Covid-19 Antigen test taken at most 48hours before departure from the first embarkation point; Only Antigen test which detect specific protein N of SARS-CoV-2 virus are accepted (This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years).

Covid-19 Test at passenger expense

Recharge your batteries in the heart of the Indian Ocean

during the austral summer

 

 

 

Are you fed up with the winter blues? What if you came to Reunion Island and tested the lagoon’s waters in December? With its 29°C waves gently washing over your feet, the Indian Ocean welcomes you into its natural jacuzzi… Sitting on the sand, breathing in the salty ocean air, listening to the noise of the palm trees swaying in the wind that brushes up against your cheeks, the warm sun on your skin: you will be the envy of everyone back home!

 

The Reunion approch to living together as one